By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD – Hunter Luepke hit a three-run home run and tossed five innings of one-hit ball to lead the Spencer baseball team to a 4-0 victory over Stratford in a nonconference matchup Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
Spencer led 1-0 before Luepke’s blast broke the game open for the Rockets, who improve to 3-0.
Cole Hoffmann suffered the loss for Stratford (0-2), giving up four runs and three hits in five innings.
Spencer hosts Greenwood on Monday, while Stratford is off until Friday when it plays at home against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 4, Tigers 0
Spencer 001 030 0 – 4 3 3
Stratford 000 000 0 – 0 3 4
WP: Hunter Luepke. LP: Cole Hoffman.
SO: Luepke (5 inn.) 7, Nate Neumann (2 inn.) 2; Hoffman 8. BB: Luepke 4; Hoffman 2.
Top hitters: SP, Luepke HR, 3 RBIs.
Records: Spencer 3-0; Stratford 0-2.